rimmel salon pro polishes

I have heard so much about these tiny beautiful bottles, but I hadn’t spotted them in any stores. The other night I took a trip to CVS and stumbled upon a display of them. I immediately scooped up a bunch for $3.79 a bottle. It wasn’t long before I had the coral shade ‘Hip Hop’ on my digits. That manicure lasted 5 days. The longest any manicure of mine has lasted without any chips. (For the record, I work as a server and I constantly am washing my hands and banging them into plates).

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I only purchased one nude color, Soul Session, which is more of a pinky beige. The other neutral color that I got was Yes Siri, which I would describe as a milky moss green color. Of course I had to get some red ones because red is a must. I was really happy with Hip Hop and Hot Gossip. Hip Hop is such a perfect summer color. It’s a beaut. The last three that I got were Blue Barmy, an electric blue color reminiscent of Nails Inc. Baker Street; Punk Rock, which is a purplish gray and it is darker in person than it is in this picture and finally Red Award, which is one of my favorites. It’s a beautiful deep red color, which adds an instant chicness to any look. I highly recommend these polishes to any polish lover. They are so cheap and they last for so long. If you don’t spend too much time with your hands in water, I’m sure it would last much longer than the 5 days it lasts on my nails. The formula is gel-like which means it dries fairly quick. And have I mentioned the brush? The brush is the BEST brush that I have ever encountered on a polish. It covers the entire nail making it so easy to paint your nails. The formula coupled with the brush and the color selection have quickly moved this range to the top of my list. My Essies polishes will have to take a back seat for a while.

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new blush loves

I am a blush girl. Always have been. On any given day I will pick blush over bronzer. And even though I have several to choose from, for the past few weeks there has been three blushes that have held my love and attention.

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The first blush love is the Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Warm Glow. Smashbox is slowly becoming one of my favorite makeup brands. They seem to hit everything right on the mark. This is my first loose powder blush ever and although it is somewhat messy, the color is beautiful. It does exactly what the tin says, gives a warm glow to the face. It gives a ‘just came from the sun’ look.

Second up, the new Make Up Forever HD Second Skin Cream Blush. I first saw this in Sephora a couple of weeks ago. I swatched some of the shades and loved the formula and pigmentation. I walked out with none. I went back some days after and decided to pick up shade 420. It’s described as an Indian Rosewood on the site. It’s a great mix of pink and brown with some peach mixed in. It goes on so smooth and it is very pigmented so you only need a small amount for a flushed look.

The third and last love I can’t get enough of at the moment is the Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Spiced Cider. This is my first Laura Mercier blush and I honestly do not know why it took me so long. This is a very velvety smooth blush that looks fantastic on tan or dark skin tones. It has some shimmer running through it so it kind of doubles as a highlighter.

I’m always on the hunt for new blushes, so what are some of your favorite blushes?

P.S. Do all three seem like the same color, but in different textures?